Top 10 Cars of the 2011 LA Auto Show

Top 10 Cars of the 2011 LA Auto Show

10. Chevrolet Spark

Just a few years ago picking a Top 10 Cars list from the LA Auto Show would have been a simple task, with few world premieres and most of the vehicles on display having already been revealed at some overseas venue. That’s no longer the case, with over 20 global debuts this year. So with a sizable list to choose from, the AutoGuide team sat down at the end of the two media days of press conferences to determine the most exciting, most interesting and most important reveals of the show. And here they are:

From the Fiat 500 to the Smart fortwo and Scion iQ, the mini car segment continues to grow in North America. Not wanting to pass this segment by, Chevrolet has entered the fray with a tiny car of its own, the Spark. Sized down from even the new Sonic sub-compact it still has a livable amount of space and comes powered by an ultra-small 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine making just 85-hp. Thankfully it weighs just 2,300 lbs, so acceleration, shouldn’t be terrible.

Notable features on this car include a standard 7-inch screen with Chevy’s new MyLink system and Bluetooth. Plus, power windows, air conditioning and 10 airbags come standard.

GALLERY: Chevrolet Spark


  • Rob

    Honestly the Subaru BRZ should have been #1…. the Mustang is nothing special.

  • Eric T.

    Rob…..Seriously???….650HP…..nothing special?… should pack up and move to Japan dude. As for the Shelby…..all I can say is “ZRWhat the hell is that speck in my rearveiw mirror?”

  • Susan

    Ford . . .
    Big, bulky, loud, low mpg, same garbage the us has been producing since forever, nothing revolutionary, nothing new…

  • lashbera

    Oh Rob and Susan, such fools. You have shown everyone how little you know. The new Fords are nothing like the Fords of 5 years ago. What I can say as a Canadian I hated to see my tax dollars go to bailout north american auto makers and the only reason my money went that way is because of people like you who are fool enough to think North America is only able to build cars like a 1977 mustang or perhaps a Pontiac sunfire. Before you badmouth any car or car manufacturer you must know them. Go drive a NEW Ford, see ho great they are and then, if you can’t see how truly awsome they are, badmouth them. I predict by your coments that I am more american then you are.